Monday, January 6, 2014

First days of 2014!

First days of a pretty new year! Hope you all had a wonderful time New Year's Eve. I was away from mom for years and this year I enjoyed being together with her, just like last year.
God bless her!
I think we ate too much that night :) A couple of sodas helped to feel better next day.

Best wishes to y'all for 2014!

My son is getting very good at catching beauty of nature! Another fantastic shot taken in November from Aria's Instagram collection :) Ohh..we appreciate new followers :) 
Thank you ladies!!

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It has been a while since I made it. This recipe is for eggplant lovers!. Easy and tasty!

A quick and easy eggplant recipe!

Eggplant with Lemon

2 eggplants (I peel them in stripes that's how I learned from my mom and I love it:)

  salt and pepper   
  fresh lemon juice

 I like taking food pictures as much as cooking!

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Sometimes eggplant is bitter and should be soaked in salted water before cooking.
Let drain about 30 minutes.
Cut eggplants into slices as you want. Put olive oil, chopped onion into a deep saucepan and stir 2-3 minutes. Add chopped garlic and keep stiring 1-2 minutes more. Put eggplant slices and a few minutes later add crushed tomatoes. Cook stiring 3-4 minutes and add hot water, salt, pepper. Cover the lid, keep it on low heat till eggplant is very tender.
Sprinkle with lemon juice. Serve warm and enjoy taste of eggplant !
Also it is delicious with turkish famous garlic-yogurt sauce with mint :)

                  Life is delicious :)

A shot of a tangerine tree I took last week.(In front of my neighbour's house )
                 There are so many beauties in life!

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  1. Sounds wonderful, Yonca! I also want to wish you a happy and wonderful new year!

  2. mmm eggplant!! Happy new year.
    The clouds are gorgeous!!

  3. Yummy Food and lovely photos, Yonca! I wish you all the best in 2014, happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year to you! Looks like a nice recipe! I followed on Instagram!

  5. I love anything with eggplant, your recipe sounds delicious!

  6. You live in a climate that gets warm enough to grow tangerine trees? I'm jealous! :)

    Thanks for reminding me of eggplants. We haven't bought any recently so it's time. My daughter loves them. I'll tell her about your recipe.

    I'm glad you were able to spend time with your mother and that Aria is happy discovering new things to do with Instagram. Exploring in a healthy way is a good thing!

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Yonca!


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